City sales tax revenue up

City sales tax collections in August were up more than $3,700 over the same month a year earlier.

Sales tax revenue for August reached $37,936 in Eupora, an 11 percent increase over the $34,200 collected in August 2011.

Collections since the 2013 fiscal year began July 1 total $107,823, down 1.73 percent from the same period last year.

In Mathiston, August collections were $14,981, down 9 percent from $16,463 from August 2011. Fiscal year-to-date collections are $46,575, a decrease of 6.4 percent from the same period last year.

Sales are reported in the month of the consumer purchases and municipalities receive sales tax money two months later.

These figures reflect other area taxes collected on August sales with 2011 figures in parentheses: • Maben: $6,322 ($6,429) • Mantee: $2,857 ($2,596) • Walthall: $2,069 ($1,599)